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News on SAE 2007 World Congress, April16-19, at Cobo Center

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 11, 2007 -

  • SAE Career Fair Draws Record Number of Companies;
  • David Cole to Headline Historical Sessions;
  • Women Engineers to Address Alternative Fuels;
  • International Networking Reception Features OEMs and Suppliers;
  • Two SAE World Congress Seminars Now Available Online

SAE Career Fair Draws Record Number of Companies
The two-day SAE Career Fair will feature a record 29 original equipment manufacturers, suppliers and companies seeking to hire
engineering and technical professionals from the automotive industry.

DATES:  April 16-17

TIMES:  9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
PLACE:  Cobo Center, Detroit Hall, Booths 3008-3123.

General Motors Corporation, Honda R&D Americas and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America are among the recruiters scheduled to participate.

Note: The positions involved are only in engineering and technical professions, and the event is open only to registered World Congress attendees.

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David Cole to Headline Historical Sessions
David E. Cole, Chairman for the Center for Automotive Research, will examine how the automotive industry's past can impact its future.

DATE: April 18
TIME: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Cobo Center, Room W2-68.

Additional scheduled speakers include: Charles Amann, KAB Engineering; John Bluth, National Automotive History Collection, Skillman Library; Douglas Butcher, Chem-Trend L.P.; William B. Chamberlin, III, WBC LubeTech; and J. Robert Mondt, JR Engineering.

Women Engineers to Address Alternative Fuels
Women leaders in the automotive industry will convene during the SAE 2007 World Congress to address the state of alternative fuels and associated technologies. 

DATE: April 19
TIME: 9 a.m.-Noon
PLACE: Cobo Center, Room W2-66. 

Panelists include: Hind Abi-Akar, Caterpillar; Rodica Baranescu, International Truck and Engine Corporation; Wendy Clark, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Kristen De La Rosa, Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions, Center for Transportation Research, Argonne National Laboratory; Melanie Fox, Penn State University; Patsy Muzzell, U.S. Army TARDEC, National Automotive Center; Mary Beth Stanek, General Motors Corporation; and Cynthia Svestka, General Motors Corporation.

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International Networking Reception Features OEMs and Suppliers
The International Networking Reception provides the opportunity to meet with technical staff and managers from original equipment manufacturers Toyota Motor Corporation, BMW Group, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, General Motors, and their Tier 1 suppliers.

DATE:  April 18
TIME: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
PLACE: Cobo Center, Oakland Hall

Brief remarks will be given by Yasuhiko Ichihashi, Managing Officer of Toyota Motor Corporation and President of Toyota Technical Center; Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm; and Richard Schaum, SAE 2007 President. 

UGS is sponsoring a Cirque performance for entertainment. 

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Two SAE World Congress Seminars now available online
By popular demand, two SAE e-Seminars are now available in an online format – "Introduction to Brake Control Systems" and "A Familiarization of Drivetrain Components" – and all nine e-Seminar titles soon will be available online via the new Learning Management System ( 

SAE e-Seminars offer the same instruction as live classroom learning without the expense of travel and time away from the workplace. The seminar content is based on SAE’s most popular classroom seminars and is presented in modular topics, allowing users to progress through the course at their own pace.  For more information and a complete listing of e-Seminar titles, visit and click on the “e-Seminars” link.

World Congress Attendee to Win Toyota Camry Hybrid
A 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid will be awarded to one World Congress attendee through a random drawing funded by Dassault Systemes.  The Camry Hybrid will be made available via SAE International's "Technology Trip Ticket" program.

Media Credentials Still Available
Press registration for the SAE 2007 World Congress can be obtained by emailing